Eleven months. That’s all I have left before Styles goes to college.
This is my reality for the next eleven months, and I’ve realized more than ever, that I have done a really bad job of preparing this son of mine for the real world. I’ve maybe done better than some, but it’s my baby, and I’ve treated him like one. I can’t cram 18 years of life lessons into one year, so I am focusing the next eleven months on teaching him to cook for himself while he’s in college.
I’m looking for simple foods he can prepare in his dorm with the use of a toaster oven, a portable convection oven, and a microwave. I also want him to learn to cook things that are a little impressive because we all know a dude who can cook . . . never goes hungry.
This recipe would be a fun appetizer to take to a college party, or any party for that matter.
It is easy enough that it can be whipped up in a dorm room, and if well equipped with a cookie sheet, totally portable. It’s also different enough that nobody else is going to be bringing it to the party, we all know how embarrassing that is.
Bays English Muffins are far and away our favorites. They are chewy and full of air pockets that sop up all the butter your heart desires. We don’t only eat English Muffins for dinner in our family, we eat them for lunch and dinner too, sometimes opting to use them as hamburger buns. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried it.
Bays English Muffins can be found chilled for freshness in the dairy case by the eggs and milk. It’s actually a perfect place for them because you’ll need eggs and milk for some of the delicious recipes you can make with them.
So, true story. One of the ways Kyle impressed me before we started dating was with English Muffins. We were part of a small group together and everyone had to bring a small dish to eat while we watched one of my favorite childhood movies as a group. Kyle made these bomb crab pizzas with Bays English Muffins, lump crab meat, cream cheese, and other ingredients I don’t even know about. They were SO GOOD I’m pretty sure I ate 1/2 of them.
Listen guys, if you’re looking to land an older woman, learn to cook. You won’t regret it.
This recipe is a little different, but equally impressive.
Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza
4 Bays English Muffins, split and lightly toasted
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese Blend
⅔ Cup Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
½ Cup Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
1 Bosc Pear, cut into 16 thin slices
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
Sea Salt (optional)
Heat oven to 400*. Place toasted muffin halves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with shredded Italian cheese, gorgonzola, and walnuts. Coat pear slices lightly with lemon juice and arrange over muffins. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle sea salt lightly over muffins if desired.
Then serve to your friends and watch smiles grow on their faces.